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to be benefited by the policy. connell: the republicans put up a good fight for the other obama nominees. do they want to go down that road again? is it worth it? if so, why? >> chuck grassley, the senator from iowa, certainly thinks so. that's because not only does perez want to use the impact analysis, but he doesn't want the supreme court to rule on constitutionality. there was a case last year in st. paul, minnesota, a case pending before the supreme court, would have given the court a chance to take a shot at the desperate impact and whether or not it's constitutional, and there's some evidence that justice got involved and persuaded the city to withdrawal the case. i think chuck grassley wants to ask about that, and i hope the senate delves in. dagen: could be an exciting confirmation process for a labor secretary. >> deservedly so. dagen: than seen in the past. what else should they ask about perez's background? >> well, it's -- i think he's emblematic of and administration thatments to use the rule of law selectively to help some people instead of others and use statistics selectivel
's society? and why are they dead? did they know too much about benghazi? [laughter] president obama, withdraw hagel's nomination, or you will lose the support of moderate republicans, another group that doesn't exist. [cheers and applause] folks, my favorite thing about sports is stadiums named after corporations. it's win-win. the teams get money, and the corporations get advertising that really works. i mean, going to coors field makes me crave the silver bullet. and any time i go to see the patriots play at gillette stadium, i'm as hairless as a newborn mole rat. [laughter] but i was especially pumped about the latest company to get in on the stadium naming action. >> after more than two years florida atlantic university's football stadium has a name. >> it's named after a prison company. >>it will be called geo group stadium after get this the nation's largest operator of for profit prisons. they made a $6 million donation. >> stephen: that's right. a private prison company is sponsoring a sports venue. it's like bank of america stadium only this company believes in punishment f
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verse is lit up by saying all you guys are so unfair because we know president obama doesn't control legislation, the republican house does. why don't you tell us, yes, republicans need do things, but is there more barack obama can do to use his bully bill put to push this issue forward? >> yes, and he knows it. social security happened because of franklin roosevelt. i don't think you can anyone anyone in congress back then responsible for social security. civil rights and voting rights act in '64 and '65 were because lindon johnson took the southern democrats and others literally by the ears and said, you will vote for this. people want it. h is right, end of story. go up there and vote for it. and obama, president obama, i really think he just has to get his game on here and start kicking some butt because the people will be behind him if he does. >> even though the republicans have shown no willingness to negotiate with him on anything else, you think this has to be an effort he's got to make? >> absolutely. i think -- i don't want our side to be constantly whining and complaining
of the republicans' second committee issuing a statement saying that president obama's ncaa bracket is a shocking failure of leadership. the house republican conference put this video on youtube equity the same complaint, how dare he? all kinds of congressional republicans went on twitter insisting that he should stop this outrage of liking sports. get off my lawn! it's march madness republican style. the annual opportunity for house republicans to turn over an old leaf they know they should not turn over any more but cannot stop themselves. also, clearly, it will be in zepa. don't tell john maynor, because he would be furious. that does it for us tonight. we will see you tomorrow night. right now it is time for the last word with lawrence o'donnell. have a great night. we now know that when the president's away, republicans will play the same budget games they play when he's here. >> the united states of america stands with the state of israel. >> obama in israel for the first time as president. >> joking with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu that it was good to get from congress. >> yo
seemingly gotten the upper hand on president obama and republicans, remember, half of the congress has an a rating, more than half the congress has an a rating from the nra. so some republicans are nervous about getting primaried should they join up with democrats. jon: well, joe biden who has been leading the white house's push for gun control legislation had this to say regarding the senate: it must be awful to be in public office and concluding that even though you might believe you should take action, that you can't take action because of the political consequences you may face. isn't that representative government? i mean, if these senators and representatives are voting the way they think their constituents want, that's what they should do. >> well, no, that's right. and every senator and every house member's going to make up their own mind on how to vote here. and the white house knew from the get go that it was not going to to the assault weapons ban, but they thought they could get some type of background check, and that is going to be in the bill, but it doesn't have the 60 v
for the rich. >> don't tell me republicans are the party of millionaires and billionaires when obama's campaign arm is charging people a half a million dollars for a meeting over near the white house. we're for millionaires and billionaires? come on. >> come on! how could anyone possibly think republicans are the party of billionaires and millionaires? forget that a new study shows paul ryan's budget could cut millionaires' taxes by $200,000. and what a coincidence, eight of the ten largest individual donors of the 2012 election were republicans. and the american people must have it wrong, too. a new poll finds 68% believe republicans favor the wealthy. senator mcconnell, this could be a problem. he's heading to palm beach this week for a fundraiser, hosted by hillary and wilbur ross. guess what? wilbur ross, say it with me, is a billionaire. did senator mcconnell think all the republicans' funny money would hide the truth about who they're really working for? nice try. but we got you. all stations come over to mission a for a final go. this is for real this time. step seven point two one two.
are you, my friend. good to see you. >> good seeing you. >> president obama did try to bring some republicans with him on this trip. a political reports that air kantor got it, but he was too busy. there were also busy today watching developments in neighboring syria, where rebels claimed their own president used chemical weapons on a village in the north. the attack killed 31 people, and the government sealed off the area to keep out journalists and international observers. president obama says he is not sure. >> the use of chemical weapons against the syrian people would be a serious and tragic mistake. they must understand they will be held accountable for the use of chemical weapons or their transfer to terrorists. >> netanyahu agrees with president obama on syria. conservatives tried to use our relationship with israel to grab votes. they accused president obama of not getting it, of being dangerous. some called him the most anti-israel president in american history. >> i want to thank you for the investment you have made in our relationship and in strengthening the friendshi
not just work on those? >> and why that's not good enough for obama. >> plus, should the republican party take a different direction to attract women and minority voters? >> we need to call out the hypocrisy on the left. >> ladies and gentlemen, governor mike huckabee. [applaus [applause] >> thank you very much and happy st. patrick's day weekend to everybody. i wore the tie just for the occasion, only weekend of the whole year i get to wear it so i hope you like it. welcome to huckabee from the fox news studios in new york city. my first trip to israel occurred nearly 40 years ago in july of 1973, just a couple of months before the yom kippur war, i was just a teenager at the time. i've been going back ever since and when i visit israel i always purchase a palestinian map and ask the people i take there to open the map and show me where israel is. israel is not on the map. interesting, isn't it? . israelis are asked to make peace with a people who refuse to acknowledge their existence. a security wall and before it was erected it was common for them to put bombs on their bellies and unt
leaders say need fixing fast before 2016. much more this morning on the brand-new self-imposed republican autopsy. >>> meanwhile, it's another conservative clash as sarah palin ridicules karl rove's reaction to the last election. rove wastes no time firing back. >>> also today, a deep dive. previewing president obama's trip to the middle east this week. will expectations grow for a major peace plan progress before the end of his presidency? >>> good morning from port aransas, texas. >> it's monday, march 18th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." >> now here's chuck todd! >> big thank you to maddie and noah salazar. on spring break at port aransas, texas. first reads of the morning. by the way, see the beach when it's sleeting behind me is kind of a nice little picture there. >>> right now republican party chairman reince priebus is unveiling his own autopsy of what went wrong in 2012. while the report blames the process more than gop prince ips or policy position it also admits more problems than you might expect. >> there's no one reason we lost. our message was weak. our ground game was
's because in this last election, obviously, the groups that support, that are in the obama coalition, those democrats are on the rise, they engaged at record levels, and the incorrect estimation about vote turnout led the republicans to not only lose, but be surprised by their losses. so you can look at it that way. midterm elections traditionally are older and whiter, and the kind of voters that have carried obama to victory twice through his very, very shrewd and, you know, expert techniques do not engage in midterm elections, no so interested in congressman snodgrass' reelection or the challenge he's running in district 5 to a republican congressman. we're also looking at the diminished opportunity for democrats who talked about the 17 seats that sabato mentions. these swing seats are disappearing. they were 174 or so in 1998, only 99 of them in 2012. there's just not a lot of opportunity to take back a district that mitt romney won. and no ore expert -- other expert so far that knows the map is disagreeing with what larry sabato is saying about how hard it would be. jon: there isn't a p
with president obama's practical approach to governing and i want to see hard core republican conservativism crushed. >> i look at obama as a perfect american, the guy went to school, never broke a law, he did everything right shall raised a wonderful family. a good husband, a good father. my god, i don't think he had a speeding ticket. he does everything right and he's been pretty moderate on the guns until the horror of newtown, i don't know what they're afraid of except he's black. >> sean: he's having an obama-gasm. and did he forget part of that-- >> that measures time 85% of it and tells you everything we've been saying. and the quotes show you it's not just opinion, it's radical opinion and wonder what the suits at comcast corporation are thinking. they're the ones who control it and making a mockery of them. >> sean: what do you think of matt lauer, brian williams, tom brokaw thinks about their news operation? >> probably that they wish they worked for fox. >> sean: i don't know they probably slant left, but i think, maybe they're proud of it. they don't say anything about it. they d
message that barack obama ran on with robert and ran on again in his re-election campaign. the republicans don't get that basic concept. even when they're talking about government programs, they're talking about them as charity. they're not charity. >> steve schmidt we're out of time on this segment, need a quick word before you go. your reaction to cpac? >> i said a couple weeks ago, it has become the star wars bar scene of the conservative movement. it was certainly that and more as we look at this. the good news for republicans is that group's power is mostly illusory. they're a group that will make a lot of noise, it will be incumbent on our serious candidates to call out the excesses of some of the people at cpac to be taken seriously by the middle of the country. >> robert gibbs, steve schmidt, howard fineman, thank you for joining me tonight. >>> coming up, a new poll showing a surge in the support of marriage equality, support that now includes hillary clinton. but according to john boehner, he will never support marriage equality. but john boehner has a startling new point of agre
their budget cutting proposals on the idea that we do have a debt crisis. republicans in the age of obama have never wanted to mount a frontal, philosophical attack on social security and medicare because they're the two most popular things the american government provides. so instead of saying we want to cut and or eliminate social security and medicare because like rand we do not believe the government should be in the business of providing health care and or pensions and disability benefits to anyone, ever. instead, republicans have been saying we love medicare and we love social security but we simply can't afford those programs in their current form because of our debt crisis, because of our huge budget deficit, so reluctantly and bravely, we republicans propose significant cuts to medicare and social security, cuts that we republicans believe will make those programs more solvent and last longer. because remember, we republicans love medicare, just love it, and we love social security. we just can't afford them. dropping the budget crisis argument moved john boehner and president obama m
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existence. republicans are quick to point out that while obama visited egypt during his first term, he never went to israel. they accuse the president of pandering more to the muslim world than to washington's key ally, but not all analysts agree. emma this administration has been a very close ally in terms of security cooperation, as well as strategic dialogue. the israelis and americans are very closely coordinated on important issues, although there are disagreements. >> obama will seek to resolve the peace process between israelis and palestinians during his visit, but back home in washington, very few people are expecting a breakthrough anytime soon. >> back to the middle east, where egypt's justice minister has warned that the lynching of criminals in the streets by angry citizens signals cassette in the death of the state." the comments came after suspected thieves were beaten and hanged by an angry mob in a rural village in egypt. bamut egypt's opposition blames the government for the failure to restore law and order in the country. it says police are using torture in the very same w
this into a republican issue. when obama does it at one point he has a real position, he's for it. >> sure. >> sean: then he's running for president, polls don't show he's in agreement with the american people and then he's against it and gets reelected and now i can be for it again. now what? that is what everything everybody i know, dennis praguer, hates about politicians. god bless her, i like hillary clinton in some ways, i've got to tell you something, that's so phony, i want to read this prompter and tell you. it didn't seem sincere. >> we've got to be clear, it's a flip-flop as they say in the case of the president because he knew it was not popular when he was running in 2008 and he knows it's popular now and that's fine and maybe he sincerely changed his mind, but i believe originally he was for same-sex marriage. the thing is that what you just said is a very important point and i'd like to address it about stoogy old republicans or men or/and women. >> sean: and the republican as well. >> rand paul changed his position on immigration reform. >> let's-- it's too complex, this subject, to
. so not every president visits israel, especially republican presidents, but modern presidential candidates do visit israel. barack obama actually first went to israel in 2006 when he was still an illinois senator. he went again in 2008 when he was running for president. you'll know chris christie is serious about running for president when he schedules a trip to israel. mitt romney went to israel last year in a desperate attempt to exploit a republican lie, that there was some kind of difference between president obama and it's really prime minister benjamin netanyahu about what the borders of israel should be. romney was aided and abetted in that lie by netanyahu, who is an old friend of romney's. they worked together 30 years ago at a boston consulting firm. as we reviewed last night, netanyahu left no room for doubt, he wanted mitt romney to be the next president of the united states. and romney delivered a speech in israel that echoed netanyahu's talking points at that time on iran. >> we should employ any and all measures to dissuade the iranian regime from its nuclear cour
in recent weeks or real frustration trying to covers the budget debates. republicans cover five issues, they want to cut the budget deficits and cut defense spending and simplify the tax code and lower tax rates. in a deal with president obama they could get the first four, more deficit reduction, protect defense, the democratic president would get some cover in cutting medicare and social security and they could simplify the tax code by taking out expenditures. they are now saying they want none of those things and also not going to get the tax rates and keep the sequester and not have a deal. i've asked a lot of them to walk me through the reasoning here and honestly never come to an answer i understand a little bit. >> does that mean they're post policy. even some things that seem like constants don't actually a matter them, it's pure politics, just positioning themselves vis-a-vis the president and not interested in a particular outcome for the country? >> i would like to have an answer where that isn't true. i really would. i've been trying to find it. i'm sure part is i'm not sma
to see you. it's wonderful to be here. how are you my friend? good to see you. >> president obama did try to bring some republicans with him on this trip. politico reports eric cantor got an invitation, but he said he was too busy. president obama and netanyahu were busy watching developments in syria where rebels claim their president used chemical weapons on their own people. president obama says he's skeptical asaud used chemical weapons. >> we have been clear that the use of chemical weapons guess against the syrian people would be a mistake. >> by the way, netanyahu agrees with president obama on sear yeah. rear conservatives tried to use our relationship with israel to grab votes. they accused president obama of not getting it. and some called him the most antiisrael president in history. bb set the record straight. >> i want to thank you for the investment you've made in our relationship and strengthening the alliance quebetween our countries. the president has reaffirmed more than any other president, israel's right and duty to defend itself against any threat. so it's a pro found
, it is absolutely a bright to figure out what you did wrong, and the obama people outperformed republicans in that number of ways. the idea that we are on the brink of going out of business is overstated. >> do you think that there is with the report that the chairman put together and the money if the party is willing to commit to reach out, is that the answer to try to expand the party by paying people to the operatives out there, to make that connection, to look for ways to expand the party at tracks? >> that is a big part of it. i commend the chairman. it was a very thoughtful, ferro report. it has some good recommendations. campaignis, the obama and the democrats did a good job of having people out there. they did that better than we did. they had a presence in all communities you had that you needed to turn out, to win. we need to be in the community year round, cycle through cycle, not just in the last three months of an election. having storefront campaign headquarters and party headquarters, people in the committee all the time is an important part. a lot of the focus has been on d
that was one of the areas where they recommended. and frankly, a lot of republicans are already on board with this, leading the way is marco rubio obviously and the gang of eight which is pushing for comprehensive immigration reform. jon: we've seen president obama going in for soft media interviews, "people" magazine, "the view", "the daily show" with jon stewart. republicans have to do the same thing according to this report. >> sounds a little bit frivolous but maybe it is but one of the suggestions in the report that republicans do more apearns poos on colbert report and daily show and do interviews with "us weekly." they have very serious proposals in the report. some things which may be important but sound a bit frivolous to people reading it. jon: why is that important? >> well i think it is not everyone watches fox news. not everyone watches, the evening news at night. some people read entertainment weekly and don't actually get serious hard news. some way to reach out into the culture and to the people who are not watching cable news 24 hours a day. maybe go on some of these sho
care of old business and reducing barack obama's exposure domestically from republicans who have been hammering him because they believe he somehow doesn't care enough about israel. it's about maximizing the chances of taking the house back in 2014. he doesn't need the old business of thisnagging notion that he's somehow the most adversarial president toward the state of israel in the history of the relationship and to steve's point, let's be clear, the reason israelis end up expecting american presidents to quote/unquote love them is because barack obama's two immediate predecessors did precisely that! bill clinton was in love with the idea of israel. he wrote in his memoirs about rabin "i loved rabin as i've love nod other man." and george w. bush, with all the frustrations wh ariel sharon was enamored with him as well. so obama inherited a high bar and, frankly, didn't make his own situation any better. he is not an emoter in chief. he has a tough time connecting so that's point number one, number two, this is a down payment trip. this is not a trip to reassure netanyahu on the pal
to talk about it, ben lee bolt, press secretary for president obama's 2012 campaign and republican strategist, john fury, president of quinn gillespie communications. you guys are veteran watchers of washington. there's the whiff of possible bipartisan compromise here. john, tell me, it seems it's in republicans' political interests at least to find a way toward a deal. do you expect some sort of big immigration bill to come out? and does it include a path to citizenship? >> it has to be big enough to have enough momentum to get through the house and so the house -- >> very good point. >> so the house doesn't kill it. i think it's in the best political interests of the party to get a comprehensive immigration bill. to either legalization or citizenship. i don't know how that's going to work out. the problem is the republican base is still very concerned about it. last time that mccain went to arizona, he went to town hall meeting and got all kinds of gri. >> absolutely. >> i wasn't sure he did it on purpose to see how much grief he would get? >> it's like same-sex marriage, the bas
some people's thinking right? this leads this avalanche of barack obama, the republicans coming out with this amicus brief, that kind of thing, leads to this highest public opinion poll we have seen so far. the constitutional law scholars say by far the most important of all of these factors at this point is public opinion. and that the court must weigh the institutional role right? of getting the constitution right, against having a reputation where the people, you know, see it as a place where justice will be done and not delivering decisions that are so far out of the main stream that then you have to, you know, send u.s. marshals out or whatever. you don't want to be in a situation like that. i'm not saying that -- of course constitutionally we want what is right to be done but the court weighs those things so public opinion does matter. by the way -- >> bill: for them to rule any other way right now -- for them to rule that -- that marriage equality is -- or the ban on marriage -- on same-sex marriage is constitution am would be just flying in the face of --
. and is it a republican victory? sure, why not. stuart: it's an obama loss. >> and a tax-- >> it's an obama loss and he's got the budgets outlined during the beginning of his second term. >> we're still losing and we can call it a republican win or obama loss, it doesn't matter. we're still going to tack on 800 billion to a trillion dollars in new deficit for this year. you know, you look at paul ryan's budget, for example, ten years down the road, 41 1/2 trillion dollars in spending and that was supposed to be a victory, because the democrat's version was 46 1/2 trillion dollars, we're still outspending our means. still a broken system. d.c. really has to figure out how to get a balance, a balanced budget would be a win. stuart: in the short-term if i'm a trader, trading stocks, for example, i think this is a win for republicans and i think this is a win for me as an investor. stocks go uu. you say? >> well, i think you're conflating. and 20 years trading and what i told you last time and the last time and last time, i think that things are getting better in spite of president obama because if we cont
and dislike they have for republicans. a lot of it, i think republicans thought, well post-obama they would be able to talk more frankly with black people. go into these communities and neighborhoods and sort of make amends. but i think they are really underestimating the hangover of all of the disrespect. >> and the hangover of the paul ryan budget. that would disproportionately -- >> and also obama care which is amazingly popular. incredibly popular among african-americans, latinos and asian americans and the republicans want to repeal it, still. >> and eugene is right. it goes back to the central problem in the autopsy. and that is, this is, they're approaching this as a marketing problem. and that somehow if we change the color of the cereal box, that inside the cereal will taste much better and sell better. this isn't about hiring more walmart greeters, right? this is about having them come into communities with a different message. that's what's going to be fundamentally hard. look, i -- took part in a really long, tough primary in 2007 and 2008 with hillary clinton. it went the dista
when she's basically quit? >> anderson, this is a distraction. the future of the republican party is bright and exciting. this is a marathon and not a sprint. republicans cannot go against their core principles. it's really a matter of driving home these core principles and going after obama and the left on these issues that in these demographics that we're losing in, to say that republicans favor things like school choice. look where obama is in d.c. if you look at sool choice there, he spent three years arguing against funding the d.c. scholarship program. >> where do you see the brightness? >> -- the lowest rate in the entire country. we can't give up on those issues. >> where do you see the brightness? you said the future looks bright. the rnc doesn't seem to think so. >> no, the republican party, all this inner discussion between different wings, this is normal. if you read michael duffy's book "the president's club" this is nothing new. this is something that has gone on since nixon and reagan and it happened in the liberal party, too. the democratic party as well. the reaso
and south carolina is president obama's pick for labor secretary. one republican is already promising a confirmation fight. tom perez is labor secretary he heads the justice department civil rights division. louisiana senator david vittert said today he will block the nomination because of how the department enforce its state's voting rights laws. he he claims the feds were more interested in registering welfare recipients than removing ineligible voters from the roles. white house says he is enormously qualified be labor secretary. a week after judge shot down plans to control sugary soda sizes. today the mayor announced a proposal that would require stores to keep all toe tobacco products out of sight. it's reportedly an attempt to cut underaged smoking and tobacco use. business owners would have to keep all of it in a drawer or something or under the counter, behind a curtain. no other city or state has such law although canada and some european nations do. remember, the mayor has already spearheaded moves to ban smoking in public places as well as bans on transfats and that soda t
that republicans favor things like school choice. look where obama is in d.c. if you look at school choice there, he spent three years arguing against funding the d.c. scholarship program. >> where do you see the brightness? >> -- the lowest rate in the entire country. we can't give up on those issues. >> where do you see the brightness? you said the future looks bright. the rnc doesn't seem to think so. >> no, the republican party, all this inner discussion between different wings, this is normal. if you read michael duffy's book "the president's club" this is nothing new. this is something that has gone on since nixon and reagan and it happened in the liberal party, too. the democratic party as well. the reason it's a bright time for the republicans is because in the last three weeks, we've had a lot of victories. look at rand paul, drawing attention to the fifth amendment constitutional violations of this administration. look at the sequestration. it was supposed to be a big disaster and it hasn't been. >> you're saying things look bright. >> look at the continuing resolution on obama care th
on the democratic party? >> i don't tnk the president barack obama will give up. he talked about that when he visited with us. house republicans last week at the capitol when it came down. in that think that senator reid and senator feinstein are finally realizing and just facing reality that the assault weapons ban that was passed in the 90's did not work. there were still a high percentage of gun crimes. i completely understand why we're having this dialogue because we are all grieving over the shooting in sandy hook, conn. of course, the other shootings around the country. lou: we are not treating as much profoundly as i would have expected haul. we have not heard any discussio about mental health legislation that would go to the issue of gun possession and ownership. we're not grievg nearly as much as i would have expected has seriously and replete breathing are we. >> that is what we're trying to do ny went to the republican study commission serine -- chair and said we need to have a gun initiative, a second amendment initiative. we talked about the other side of the gun issue. the presi
as the next secretary of labor. some republican opposition is expected when president obama nominates perez today. if confirmed by the senate, perez, who has been head of the justice department's civil rights division for 3½ years, would take over the labor department as obama undertakes several worker- oriented initiatives, including an overhaul of immigration laws and an increase in the minimum wage. two star high school football players from ohio are heading to a juvenile jail. ♪ ♪ yeeeowwww! hot mess hot mess ♪ your'e a hot kind of love you set me on fire you spice up my night feed my every desire ♪ jack's one hit wonder is now a burger. the hot mess is loaded with spicy jalapenos, onion rings and gooey pepper jack cheese. ♪ your'e a-a hot mess and that's how i met your mom. ♪ hot mess with colgate optic white toothpaste. it whitens over 2 shades more than a leading whitening toothpaste. and try colgate optic white mouthwash. to whiten more than 3 shades, use the whole whitening line, from colgate optic white. the two teenagers -- 17- year-old "trent mays" and 16-year-old
pinhead of the week, o'reilly. when the president is barack obama, it's beyond, a complete and republicans should say they're not if favor of the law and who is the guy who laughs in the background? and that's canned laughter, clemente, kind of what they do on ""i love lucy"" we can't afford the entire audience laugh so we've got one person that laughs. press that button. (laughter) see, i told you. the factor tip of the day. one of the most common phrases in the english language is i'm sorry. we all say it because we all do things that aren't good. the problem is it's not enough to say i'm sorry, and children especially need to learn that. if you do something bad to another person, you need to make amends as well as apologize. so, here is the factor tip of the day, think back over the last few weeks and months and if you've hurt somebody, even if you've apologized, try to make it up to them in a concrete way. and going forward, i'm sorry should always be accompanied by some form of restitution. that will automatically make you a person with class. factor tip of the day. an
part of our american politics. during the presidential campaign republicans tried to make a big stink about how president obama had never visited israel, not once in his first term. just hike every republican president since nixon. george is h.w. bush didn't go. on his trip today, he planted a tree. he also signed a guest book. there were plenty of photo ops. this was the big wuchlt see that big box thing that looks like it's on the back of a truck there. the president visiting the israeli air defense system that has a name that sounds like it comes out of a come iblg book. the iron dome. a big iron dome fly swater paid for in part by the united states. and that's where our domestic politics intruded on today's presidenttial trip abroad. we are still trying to wrap our heads around the self inflicted unnecessary designed to be dumb budget cuts. the sequester. and yes, those cuts include the funding for the iron dome. at his press conference today with his israely counter part, the president oohed and aued. >> we're providing more security security assistance and advanced technology to
right away. this plan will protect and strengthen medicare. it begips, yes, by repealing obama care. >> the resolution passed 221 221-207. with ten republicans an all democrats voting against it. >> this is an uncompromising ideological approach to our budget issues. this also fails the test of taking a balanced approach. >> the senate is planning to vote on the ryan blueprint to hold republican feet to the fire. >> it was crafted by a hard right group in the house. and most republicans would rather run away from it. we saw that happen during the presidential campaign. we're not going to let them run. >> senate democrats favor budget chair patty murray's plan to raise taxes, increase spending and never come to balance. top republicans say it doesn't add up. >> that means more debt. fewer jobs. frankly much higher taxes from the american people. we certainly hope that the president will change his mind and submit a plan that actually balances the budget. >> the senate plans to vote on the dueling plans and a whole series of amendments tomorrow. democrats say they favor a balanceed ap
. republicans were particularly incensed that the obama administration kept some of those regulation, held them back until after the election but they're coming now. bill: big, big picture. 35,000 feet. the idea of the law was to insure those who did in the have insurance. to make sure that they are covered. does any of this address that in the end? >> well, i think there is no doubt that people who are today uncovered will have some sort of health coverage. i think the bigger question politically is, the president's promise which he made over and over again if you have health coverage and you like it you will be able to keep it. i don't think anybody is thinking that will be the case. so for the large percentage of americans, the large majority of americans who have health care coverage and who are satisfied with it, i think whether that changes and it changes for the worst is going to determine the political future, maybe the whole future of obamacare. bill: how would you answer that now as we look at this today? >> well it looks to me there are lots of dislocations, price increases, changes
with a proposed solution. if obama does it, it won't happen. but if some republicans start the conversation and make the first proposal, that's the only way we're going to have not only the conversation you're calling for, but action on change. >> and i totally agree with that. >> so why can't we get the republican party to see what you have been talking about? >> i think basically the republican party has reached the conclusion themselves that they are appealing to the dismissive wing of their own base. i mean, it's actually quite remarkable when you look back over the history of this. i mean, remember the figure in the us senate who repeatedly put forward the nation's best and most sophisticated answers to the climate challenge for many years was senator john mccain. the nominee of the republican party was the premier architect of responding to climate change. how far things have changed in the past four years where we ended up in the primaries of -- the republican primaries of 2012, and we found that all of them, with the one exception of john huntsman, were calling into question the bas
on this with the panel. thank you. while the g.o.p. talks rebranding, president obama has been making adjustments, too. the white house says the president's recent outreach to republicans, which many reporters and columnist branded with a cern name continues. >> is the charm offensive over? >> absolutely not. the president will continue to engage. i mean the president will continue to engage with members of congress. the fact of the matter is there are republicans who go along with the notion supported by the vast majority of the american people, including the majority of self-identified republicans that we can move forward on deficit reduction in a balanced way. >> bret: senior political analyst brit hume in miami tonight with thoughts on the charm offensive. good evening, you look sun-shiney in miami. >> life is good here, bret. you should come. i hope you will be here soon. >> bret:ly indeed. what do you think of the charm offensive? >> well, it was a remarkably sudden conversion by the president from an attitude of, you know, up yours. i don't need you, to i want to get together to talk with all o
to exploit a republican lie, that there was some kind of difference between president obama and it's really prime minister benjamin netanyahu about what the borders of israel should be. romney was aided and abetted in that lie by netanyahu, who is an old friend of romney's. they worked together 30 years ago at a boston consulting firm. as we reviewed last night, netanyahu left no room for doubt, he wanted mitt romney to be the next president of the united states. and romney delivered a speech in israel that echoed netanyahu's talking points at that time on iran. >> we should employ any and all measures to dissuade the iranian regime from its nuclear course, and it is our fervent hope that diplomatic and economic measures will do so. in the final analysis, of course, no option should be excluded. we recognize israel's right to defend itself, and that it is right for america to stand with you. >> benjamin netanyahu did everything he could to pretend that the romney position on iran was somehow tougher than the obama position on iran. the romney speech was pure pandering from start to finish,
obama took it up, they turned on it right there. the power the president has decide writing republicans will be that next day or next week or next month is enormous and deeply depressing. >> i feel like looking at freudian slips in social policies or policies that aren't as central to their agenda in washington is actually an important window into them not really being invested into policy at all. i think the republican party is really going to reinvent itself, messaging isn't the key part of it. being rooted in policies for the country. >> ezra, msnbc analyst, thank you. >> thanks. >>> president obama gave a big, very highly anticipated speech in jerusalem today. while he was in jerusalem he got a major award. the way the american news media covered that moment will be the most amazing picture you see today. that is next. all stations come over to mission a for a final go. this is for real this time. step seven point two one two. verify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured.
democrats and republicans. the assault weapons ban that president obama had pushed all but dead in the senate, even though the president is going to push for a vote. this will come to the floor of the senate when they return from their two-week easter break in early april. the president will continue to push. but the real issue now, is whether or not, the senate will expand background checks for all purchases. those in gun shows and those from stores that sell guns. right now, it only applies to those are sold in stores. big fight over this right now, nra is not backing down. >>> big show today, with face-off between jim mess seen yeah and karl rove that's on "this week.." >>> let's check in with ron claiborne. >>> secretary of state john kerry arrived in baghdad this morning on an unannounced visit. he's warning that the civil war in syria could threaten iraq's fragile stability. >>> the pentagon has reached an important milestone, ending the u.s. presence in afghanistan. the bagram base to afghan. the transfer of power takes place tomorrow. >>> pope francis called for people t
6 >> today on c-span, "newsmakers" with republican senator tom coburn. followed by president obama's remarks from his trip abroad in israel. and later, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke. >> this week on "newsmakers," i want to welcome back senator tom coburn, a clin, from oklahoma, joining us from capitol hill today. and in studio, jeremy peters, congressional reporter and kneel, roll call congressional reporter. let me begin with the first question. the house has passed the continuing resolution that the senate passed this week to keep the government running for this budget year, avoiding a government shutdown. what do you think that says about the process going forward for negotiations on some sort of grand bargain? >> well, the first thing it shows is we actually passed an appropriation bill even though -- called a continuing resolution, the vast majority of what was passed were appropriation bills. so it was kind of an omnibus ppropriation bill. it had very limited amendment opportunity. but i think it's a great thing. the house pass passed it right after we passed it. so w
this week. welcome everybody. don't crack the bubbly yet. it's three years since president obama signed owe bbama care. boy, is it starting to get messy. that's not republicans declaring it messy. that's one of the architects of the law saying it. watch. >> i think we know it'soing to be messy. there's going to be things that come up that are unanticipated. >> he's right. we bought this cake the woman there said you know what, obama care, that's why my hours got cut. i guess we can expect more of that. >> you are going to see a lot more of that. this is one example of the direct impact this is having on small businesses and real americans. we had the leslation, people are trying to read it, get through it. now you see the regulations piling up and the practical day-to-day impact. coming out right now in the form of a woman trying to make a cake and run a living and a business for herself. >> wayne, there e a lot of things we learned about the obama ca law and a lot more. we'll roll through a few of them. this is growing and growing by the day. >> yes. it's too bad the congress didn't learn
, hillary clinton, today took the public step that we have seen from president obama, from vice president biden and even from republican senator rob portman. clinton saying that equality for lgbt americans includes the right to marry. joining me now for our daily fix, ruth marcus, editorial columnist for the "washington post." we've seen this evolution and clearly, hillary clinton as secretary clinton was forward-leaning as far as spousal benefits, partner benefits at the state department. but this is is a clear an obvious step. what she signaling? >> i think what she's signaling is what we've, the other folks that you've mentioned, is that support for gay marriage is now, pardon the phrase, going to be a litmus test in the democratic party. i'm almost thinking about how secretary clinton, when she was candidate clinton, had to explain why she voted for the war and express her views on the war. candidates are now going to be explaining why they weren't for gay marriage earlier and who would have ever, i'm not criticizing her. i think it's a terrific development. but whoever would have tho
, and under budget, not bad. republicans a working for a republican president, and you were picked by her, and then barack obama picked you to be the head of nie age. nih. how did that happen? >> medicine, non-partisan. may always be that way. that is something we should value if we care about our health and that of our family and our friends and our constituents. this is not something where republicans and democrats generally differ. the president9, in his brief made this announcement, and then i want to ask you what happened. [video clip] dowe knew the work that you would not get done if left solely to the private sector. some research does not lend itself to a quick profit, and that is why places like the nih were founded, and that is why my administration is for the pursuit of discovery, and that is why we are announcing we were awarded $5 billion, that is with a b, in grants through the recovery act to conduct cutting- edge research all across the america. >> assuming you were in the room, what happened to the $5 billion? >> it went to accelerate some very exciting science that other
republicans who go back to voter intimidation cases in 2008 of barack obama when members of the black panther party were outside polling places. and critics claim the obama administration has not been efficient in pursuing and prosecuting cases of that sort. and suggest that there continue to be these racial and political hostilities in the department that went back before even he was there. they began in the bush administration but the suggestion is he didn't do enough when he took overt civil rights department. >> peter, the president about to leave the white house to go to israel tomorrow for the first time as president. and he had said in the past that he only wanted to visit the country if there was something concrete to accomplish here. so is there, or is this more about optics? >> well are there's a lot concrete to accomplish. it's unlikely any of it will be accomplished during this trip. he's only on the ground in israel 48 hours. he will make stops in the west bank. he'll first visit with benjamin netanyahu, the prime minister of israel, and then go to the west bank to have meetings
at the exit polling, obama just walked away with the real younger voters. republicans realized the future of the party lies in the hands of the youth. this is one of the issues they have to be more accepting of. >> mark, great to see you as always. remind viewers to watch cnn's new show "the lead with jake tapper" starting to the at 4:00 eastern. >>> and cnn picking brackets with you. the giant bracket board in the atlanta cnn headquarters. i'll show you my picks for march madness up next. i took something for my sinuses, but i still have this cough. [ male announcer ] a lot of sinus products don't treat cough. they don't? [ male announcer ] nope, but alka seltzer plus severe sinus does it treats your worst sinus symptoms, plus that annoying cough. [ breathes deeply ] ♪ oh, what a relief it is [ angry gibberish ] once you try an oral-b deep sweep power brush, you'll never want to go back. its dynamic power bristles reach between teeth to remove up to 76% more plaque than sonic in hard to reach areas. oral-b deep sweep 5000 power brush. hot dog? i'm buying. i'll use my capital one ventur
thought that president obama would lose, that the republicans would win the senate and conservatives would be many the middle of big changes for america. for most of us, election night was a very sobering experience. now we are in the middle of a great discussion about the future of conservativism, the future of the republican party and most importantly, the future of america. newt and i and the entire team at gingrich productions are dedicated to fighting for the ideas that have made america great. we are delighted to have three of our documentary films produced in partnership with citizens united this weekend. in fact, newt and i will be introducing "america at risk" later this afternoon. we are very proud of our association with our producer, david bossy, and our writer and director, kevin knoblach. since the campaign newt and i have been involved in several projects that celebrate the greatness of america. we are currently working on a new documentary entitled "god loves you: the life of billy graham." focusing on the life and legacy of one of the most influential religious leaders in
programs within hhs would have to suffer. some republicans voted against the bill that would have averted a government shutdown because it does fund the implementation of obama care. >> interesting. big decisions that have to be made along the way. so it's not done until it's done. thanks so much, bob. happy sunday. >>> an extreme weather alert for you. it is supposed to be spring almost. well, guess what? big snowstorm moving across the country. that storm yesterday forced the cancellation of about 100 flights at denver and today that storm is moving east. from the fox extreme weather center. >> something for everybody ma e maybe. >> major problems on interstates both i-25 and i-70 across areas of colorado. that storms pulls off to the east. maybe seeing five to eight inches of snow developing from st. louis over toward indianapolis. st. louis you've been rain earlier. you're crossing over into snow but this stretch of i-70 from kansas city to st. louis, stay off it if you can. major problems. by tonight, into tomorrow moves out toward the mid-atlantic, central jersey, philadelphia, was
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appearances it was a status quo returning us to the division of power obama in the white house, democrats have controlled the senate and the republicans in the house for. but appearances can be deceiving and they are. the most important reality of that election is that the republican to oppose anything and everything proposed by obama almost like a parliamentary party was not reworded. taking the debt ceiling hostage was not reworded. calling the obama health care plan, which was their own only a few years earlier, socialism was not reworded. that means they have to begin to rethink themselves, and importantly, democrats will not automatically embrace the same tactics in opposition so that was an important change that creates a new dynamic not that's going to solve our problems, but there is going to be no sitting around the campfire in washington making nice with one another. but the possibility now exists for a real effort and a successful effort to deal with our most pressing problems. >> too familiar washington faces, thomas mann and norman borkenstein it's even worse than it looks. this i
: after president obama concluded the law is unconstitutional, house republicans entered the case to defend doma. >> thanks to pete williams who will join our coverage tomorrow and wednesday, if the high court strikes down doma, that would not automatically require states to permit same-sex marriage but the ruling could be a game changer for what all states are allowed to do. let's spin. jonathan capehart, friend of the show hark as piece out in the "washington post" today where he says, i don't think lgbt american fully appreciate how ten with us thing are on the court right now. he is very cautious. in factoring argues that the shift in social acceptance of gay marriage recently might actually give the supreme court reason to believe it does not need to action on doma or prop 8 because the democratic process is moving so quickly. i think that is an interesting and a fair point. for the years that i've been covering the gay rights movement, it has insisted often prematurely that public opinion, social science, moral authority, et cetera, was already with them. that the country ha
. the republicans did not have a republican -- republican-leaning voters did not have the a comparative balance of the enthusiasm that they had in the 2010 -- in another year. that was absent. i do not believe the obama campaign actually met their numbers. that is to say, i do not thing they turned out as many numbers as would be necessary to win, but they turned out as many people as ended up being needed to win, including florida. one of the interesting things about 2012 is at the presidential level, the numbers look a fair amount like 2008, particularly in the target states, reflecting the compared to the advantage that the obama campaign had in turnout. -- reflecting the comparative advantage that the obama campaign had in turnout. somelican managed to boot senate races that they should have won, as they did in 2010, but they maintained, by in large, the house of representatives, losing only eight seats, and their position was very strong. that position that they build up in 2010. they lost legislatures in maine and minnesota but by and large kept legislatures that they had 2010 and had the
secretary of labor. >> some republican opposition is expected when president obama nominees peres today. a newly released report by the justice department's inspector general says fred gave incomplete testimony to the u.s. commission on civil rights when he said the promise political leadership was not involved in the decision to dismiss three defendants in a lawsuit that bush administration brought against new black panther party is. >> to start high school football players from steubenville, ohio are heading to a juvenile jail. the two teenagers 17 year- old trent maize and 16 year olds malik richmond were coconvicted of raping a 16 year-old girl falling of alcohol fuel party last summer. but now ohio's attorney general is calling for a grand jury investigation to see whether other teenagers, and even coaches, parents and school officials broke the law by not speaking up sooner. >> this community desperately need to have behind us. >> this community needs to know that justice was done and needs to know that no stone was left unturned. >> both teenagers address to the court and apologi
the benghazi investigation because it is turning red hot right now. you have a top republican senator who dropped a bombshell accusation against the obama administration. what he is claiming is now happening to the survivors. that's just ahead. bill: emotional testimony from the wife an american pastor jailed in iran. are her pleas for help falling on deaf ears? she will join us live next for the latest on that. martha: battle of the budgets, two very different ideas here. why house budget committee chairman paul ryan says his plan he believes is the right one. >> i would argue it is the president who has been missing in action on this front. he knows we have a debt crisis coming. all independent experts show us this. and so he hasn't even given us a budget yet. bill: 16 past. new warnings of a many looking debt crisis from house budget committee chair paul ryan arguing that his budget plan is what americans want and is the country's best chance to get a handle on this before it gets too late. here's paul ryan. >> house republicans have been offering budgets every year on this. so, yeah,
president obama signed obamacare into law. regulations keep growing and growing. is it starting to get messy. republicans declaring messy that is one of architects saying it himself. >> i think we know it is going to be messy. there will be things that come up that are unanticipated. >> eric: he is right. when we bought the cake. woman said obamacare that is why my hours got cut. i guess we can expect more of that? >> you are going to see a lot more of that. this is direct impact that it is having. we had the legislation and people are trying to read it and get through it. now you see the regulations piling up a and practical day to day coming out in the form of a woman who is trying to make a case and earn a living and run a business. >> eric: there are a lot of things that we learned about the obamacare law and we're going to roll them while you talk. this is growing by the day. >> yeah, it's too bad the congress didn't learn about it. it's only 2,000 pages long. we have elected people idiots people vote on things they don't read. there is a payroll tax of .9% and investment tax 3.8% and e
. >> what about tax reform? something president obama and the republicans in congress all say they want to do. with would that be a place to start? >> everybody wants corporate tax reform. our system is broken. it creates the wrong incentives and leads to more jobs yaever s overseas. it has to come as part of a bigger package it to get the numbers to work and the bigger package of tax reform, i think, is somewhat dubious because everybody talks about the trillion dollars of loopholes but nobody wants to eliminate the home interest deduction and all of that stuff is off the table. the times had an editorial all of these loopholes. you add up those numbers and it's a rounding error. the only way to deal with this is to attack the big stuff. >> conservatives are coming off their annual conference over the weekend but still big signals the party is not on the same page going forward. republican party chair reince priebus is pointing to branding as a major problem for the gop in the last election. >> i believe our parties had a real quality of contacts problem and what i mean is that we have
conservatives why the word christian didn't show up wednesday in the republican autopsy. >>> and president obama's car troubles in israel. why a tow truck, yes, a tow truck, had to be called to get his car to jerusalem. >> announcer: did you know there are secret black market websites around the world that sell stolen identities? >> 30-year-old american man, excellent credit rating. >> announcer: lifelock monitors thousands of these sites 24 hours a day. and if we discover any of our members' data for sale, lifelock is there with the most comprehensive identity theft protection available. [♪...] [squealing, crash] call 1-800-lifelock or go to lifelock.com today. Ñe [ male announcer ] when you wear dentures you may not know that your mouth is under attack, from food particles and bacteria. try fixodent. it helps create a food seal defense for a clean mouth and kills bacteria for fresh breath. ♪ fixodent, and forget it. >>> our third story "outfront," n newtown's gun boom. police in connecticut are telling us the number of people trying to buy guns since the deadly shooting at sandy hook elem
, and as the hair take foundation pointed out the republican budget gets rid of the obama care benefits but keep in it the obamacare taxes and the obamacare medien in fact, tt does not balance in ten year unless you include those obamacare taxes and savings. so you can't have it both ways. >> neil: it's a moot point because it's going nowhere. the idea of -- i think the train left the station. >> i think that that's right but you can't claim to be in balance and claim to be getting rid of obamacare at the same time. that's my point. >> neil: always a pleasure. gm is touting the new stingray after a very happy meeting with lawmakers in washington. charles paine wondering, why washington? [ male announcer ] just when you thought you had experienced performance a new ride comes along and changes everythi. the powerful gs. get great values on your favorite lexus models during the mmand performance sales event. this is the pursuit of perfection. .. for over 75 years people have saved money with...ohhh... ...with geico... ohhh...sorry! director's voice: here we go. from the top. and action for over 75
obama fatigue. lou: can i say, watching the republican party with all prevail -- tre veil, i think that everyone better give up on idea of doing anything with the democrats and letting the economy doing the intellectual heavy lifting for the republican party, they better get ready to go. because, this is not going to be a default election, just as 2012 was. i have to -- i hate to do it, but we have to right there. anyway, thank yo thank you very, that is it for us, we hope you will be us tomorrow, congressman frank wolf of join us. on what is going on in the obama justice department, from new york. york. >> you know every liberal's dream that government seizing your money out right, there is nothing you can do about it. now no cyprus they could find out the hard way, this tiny island nation sent a tsunami shockwave to the rest of the world, keeping the banks closed until they find a more palatable way to. welcome i am neil cavuto, you got 10 grand in a bank account. how about waking up tomorrow morning and then finding a thousand bucks missing, right off the top, does that sound ov
not think they are being cocky. you have to look at polls they show president obama is now losing his advantage over the republicans on the economy. neil: yeah but his own personal popularity is higher. >> they are tied to him, you know when you are running in a midterm elect like senators wwll be next year, the one that voted against the democratic budget in senate, they know, where the american people are on this and they are looking at the president as the leader of their party, they don't want to sticking to them, that is important to batch. and his -- watch, his numbers on theic toke not have anything do with how the economy is doing, but his own credibility, and believe builty and come/10. you know -- competence. neil: all right i'll put you down as a maybe on barack obama. >> your view is what? both parties, hard to be saying this. because we just go the through this elect, neither side wants to hazard doing something that makes it look stupid, right? >> absolutely, it will make it really difficult for either party to be doing anything that can be viewed as a loss for midterm t
, the fact of the matter is, obama has been to this -- about $6 trillion during his watch and so have the republicans in the house. maybe not the first two years but the rest. what have they done? i look at my stumps that's what they're supposed to look at -- look at my constitution. all tax bills come out of the house of representatives. all of them. then they say they don't have any power? when boehner announces we're not going to shut down the government, when it was shut down for three weeks when newt gingrich was trying to control bill clinton and his spending, and he is giving up his card. when boehner says we don't have an immediate dead crisis he is giving up his cards. he doesn't want to actually do something about this but likes being speaker. >> neil: they're looking at the next -- the end of this month we're facing yet another potential crisis. they're going to argue that the government could shut down. and this is their attempt to say, we won't brick -- bring it to that pranksmanship because we don't want it on our door step we caused it. but it's going to boomerang on th
republicans aren't about defense at all cost. president obama holding private dipper at the white house to remind israeli he still cares. both easing suspension. that's why you have to get them in the same room before you get them on the same page. little things lead to big things. sometimes just seeing a new president like gerald ford making his own breakfast is all you need at the white house. to show scandal weary americans there is change at the white house. such images don't always last but never let it be said in the moment they don't count. that is not to say that waving to the crowd mys more crowd but it says there is a new noppope intown. they they you never get a second chance to make a first impression. but i'm impressed with those following up to take chances to make a lasting impression. >> kimberly: >> hello. i'm eric bolling with kimberly guilfoyle, bob beckel, dana perino and greg gutfeld. it's happy hour in panama city, florida. this is "the five"! ♪ ♪ >> eric: a special week out of "the five." if you're sick of the blathe blathering on capitol hill and white house,
. i will tell you that one of the basic reasons i cast a vote for president obama this time around, even though i'm a republican, a second time around, although i'd lost some faith in him because he didn't close guantanamo and other things i wish he'd done, the main reason is because i kept thinking that mitt romney would be another george bush, that despite the fact there's always an inconsistency, of late there's development a schism in the foreign policy and mitt romney would indeed lead us down the road to another catastrophic, this time with iran. >> having been there while it was going so wrong, seeing it up close, when you think about our governance, do you think there's something that we can do now as a country to try to make it right, to fix the harm we did to ourselves as a country, not just politically. is there any kind of way we can fix the strategic error of that war internally and internationally? >> i think it boils down to the american people. i would like to say there's institutional change we could make statutorily or otherwise. i would like to say that we could
-- before he unveils his budget. again, i think that it really comes -- from president obama to take a lead, to keep meeting with republicans and enable to try to bring the parties together to find a way to find common ground. right now, we are not seeing it-- >>> is that fair? talking about march madness? i mean, look, that's -- he does do that. but they are dealing with the budget. he's going to unveil it, i think this next week. >> right. he's the one president who has taken the long toast unveil a budget. why wait for four years for the senate to pass a budget, to have a cut-and-paste document that shows much more of the same -- stimulus spending and raising taxes at the end, no savings, which is what the editorial board of the washington post said, the democratic plan had no scpaiftion will not deal with the long of this term fiscal issues of our country. >> eric: do how do we get out of this? >> the two parties coming together will produce some results. i don't think anybody should be wild eyed about the prospects of everybody reaching across and meeting the other guy more than halfwa
first lady who said she opposed gay marriage during the 2008 presidential campaign. president obama also changed his mind on the issue in the leadup to last year's election. clinton's announcement is fueling speculation she's considering another run for president in 2016. >>> you might call out the republican party 2.0. ahead in 13 minutes, the gop's bold new plan to win back mainstream voters. now, trending, lindsey lohan is going back to rehab. the troubled young actress today agreed to spend 90 days locked in a drug rehab facility as part of a three deal to settle charges relate today a traffic accident last summer. she also did not challenge the finding she violated her probation from a previous shoplifting conviction. lohan was actually sentence today jail time for the two charges but the judge is allowing her to serve it in rehab. >>> i'm her father. don't give me any [ bleep ] . no, no, no, no. you let go. >> outside the courtroom, an outburst from lohan's father caused quite a stir. michael lohan is accusing mishandling her case. just using lindsey to make a name for themselves.
this morning, how does making false claims about president obama impact the republicans' rebranding efforts? jason. >> you know, the republicans have such a rebranding problem going all the way back to their primary. but in all honesty, lies about the president and his lifestyle is not nearly as bad as having a cpac committee where somebody was talking about how they support save lavery. republicans need to get specific with policy and not talk about personality and all these other social issues that don't really matter. talk about the budget and things that they're good at. >> katon. >> well, look, that's why we have cnn and why we have reporters. michele bachmann needs to answer those questions. but at the end of the day, cpac is a good organization. it brought a lot of things to light. but you've got to tell the truth and you've got to have facts when you're a public official. that's why we have primaries and general elections. >> all right, thanks for playing today, appreciate it. >> thank you. >> thank you. >>> coming up, we'll have more on that unbelievable shooting out of colorado. t
point when it came time to choose a secretary of defense barack obama demonstrated lincoln-esque team rivalling by choosing former nebraska senator chuck haaag -- hagge -- hagel. [ laughter ] he is a republican. a two term senator, vietnam vet. he was a simple process away from achieving that relatively only minor as secretary of lincoln's legacy but still it was doing this having hagel or doing that and you know, nobody wants to see that. >> the one thing i'm not going to do is vote on a new secretary of defense until the old secretary of defense leon panetta, who i like very much, testifies about what happened in benghazi. >> jon: so close to get him confirmed foiled by senate thespian lindsey graham. reprizing his role from tennessee williams great work "a street car named desire" not to be primary idea by the local tea party. no vote for hagel until panetta answers questions about benghazi. [laughter] what happens when ten jews sit in a room and try to come up with puns really. starts that way every morning, actually. so two weeks ago lindsey rhett graham had his raisin -- whateve
that in the coming months that will be part of this recalculation on the part of the republican leadership and the democratic leadership? >> there is some indication just looking at white house rhetoric. president obama in the winter had been saying look, it's not a matter of whether i can have a round of golf with speaker boehner, the only thing that's going to change is if those guys flatly change their position. we've seen all this outreach in the last couple weeks. he showed an openness, even i would say eagerness to sort of reopen the grand bargain talks. the fundamental political calculus is that it's easy to talk about what a grand bargain would look like in private, but still virtually impossible to do in public because the bases shall -- of both parties are opposed to the essential elements, entitlement reform and deficit reduction. >> but the difference between this grand bargine and the one two summers ago would be that you're in a world where the deficit might naturally be declining as well the would that make any difference? >> the problem is i don't think you can -- you still
budget, not ms. healy was a republican working for a republican president, and you were picked by her, and then barack obama picked you to be the head of nih. how did that happen?>> i am happy to say that even now, in this hyperpolarized environment , medical research remains one of the few things that is non-partisan.may it always be that way. that is something we should value if we care about our health and that of our family and our friends and our constituents. this is not something where republicans and democrats generally differ.they do not even differ now. >> back in 2009, the president in his brief made this announcement, and then i want to ask you what happened. [video clip] >> we knew the work that you do would not get done if left solely to the private sector. some research does not lend itself to a quick profit, and that is why places like the nih were founded, and that is why my -- isistration is for the making a historic commitment to research and the pursuit of discovery, and that is why we are announcing we were awarded $5 billion, that is with a b, in grants through t
-sex marriage. any democrat who runs has to be in favor of it. republicans at this point still undecided. >> it's a more dicey territory. quickly, it's amazing to me that people forget, president obama, then senator obama, and then senator clinton, both oppose gay marriage and supported civil unions in the '08 presidential campaign five years ago. now, it's march madness so the tournament is over for me after georgetown. but the good thing is, i still have senate madness. i have the nbc political unit, i can still focus on a bracket and not shed tears. tell me where we stand. >> four match-ups we want to point to today. the 1-16s versus the 8-9s. and ted kennedy, our overall number one, the legislator versus lloyd benson who won our play-in match-up. >> benson beats graham. >> benson beats graham. and lots of votes online, almost 1,000 votes, maybe more. so everyone get out and vote today. and robert byrd versus tom daschle on the other side. so robert bird who did so much for west virginia. tom daschle, mr. leader. a good 8-9 battle and they will face off against each other so potentially a ke
of cuts. the republicans agreed to spending cuts. a fair accounting of overall debt would allow them -- so the notion that obama was moving the goal post was less accurate that -- sorry. wanted to wake you guys back up. [laughter] apologize. [cheers and applause] that's actually as far as we got even writing frankly. it was -- [snoring] [laughter] it was after that article that woodward received a rather curious e-mail. >> and it was said to me in an e-mail by a top -- >> what was it? >> it was said very clearly you will regret doing this. >> you won't be threaten bud a senior official. you've gone through worse than this. >> jon: (bleep) got real mother (bleep). [ laughter ] you'll regret this. [laughter] these administration chicago-style thugs storm arming a formerly young reporter like this, if only we had the e-mails. oh, where are you? perhaps if i saw julian assange's name three times they'll appear. assange, assangeassange. >> we have the copy of e-mail. >> jon: it turns out it was sent to him by noted gangster senior economic adviser gene sperling or mean gene as no one has ever c
on the whole bernanke has done a good job. he has made the same mistake obama has made, which is you want estimating the depth and length of this weak economy. in some ways the strongest argument for obama to replace him is a partisan argument. there have bn republicans this job now for more than 20 years. and i think democrats may not want the fed chairman job to be something that is seen as a republican job. now, bernanke is, of course, being criticized much more by republicans than democrats will at this point but he still is originally a republican, there are some, geithner, and summers, and including in blinder who would be serious candidates if persh key were to leave. >> rose: your thought, sir? the scuttlebutt from everybody is that he'll probably have snufafteeight years. i do believe that if he wants a third term and he asked the president for it, he'd probably get it for the reasons david said. he's done a very good-- never mind personal, never mind republican. he's just done a very good job. as david said, he's got republicans a lot angrier than teams, even though he came into
room." >> if dealing with republicans in washington wasn't difficult enough, president obama took steps to revive the middle east peace effort. it was built on a photo-op worth a thousand words but it's president obama's words who has the world's attention. he started with meetings with mahmoud abbas. he urged both israelis and palestinians to think outside the box on how to start talks. it was his first trip outside of the white house since four years ago. he addressed young israelis in jerusalem. even there american politics wasn't far away. >> obama: you know politically given the strong support in america, the easiest thing for me to do is to put this issue aside. express unconditional support for whatever israel decides to do. that would be the easiest political path. but i want you to know that i speak to you as a friend who is deeply concerned and committed to your future. >> michael: and sometimes only friends can deliver the hard truth. >> you have the opportunity to be the generation that permanently secures the zionist ring, or you can face the growing challenge to its future
, the bright new republican superstar, senator ted cruz, put forward a bold new plan full of original ideas to save the gop. >> tomorrow is the three-year anniversary of the passage of obama care. it should be repealed. >> repeal obama care? are you kidding me? that's the big idea? for all the soul searching republicans claim they are doing, they still don't realize that they are out of touch. today the head of the republican national committee insisted the problems, not their policies, it's their tone. >> it's not necessarily what you see but it's how you say it and if you go around and say a lot of biologically stupid things. >> right. >> and you poison the well and you create a caricature or you allow a caricature to become reality, i think it hurts your ability to win an election. >> republicans are lost. they haven't learned anything. they are just as clueless now as they were back during the far right circus of the republican national convention and presidential primary. today, we learn that in 2012 newt gingrich and rick santorum almost teamed up for the so-called unity ticket. they
. what the report says, it's the same stuff the media was saying about the republican party during campaign. remember, media, myself and everybody else, we were all accused of being liberal -- having liberal bias and being proceed obama and in the tank for obama. when people pointed out, for example, that mitt romney's comments about the 47%. this report says the very same thing t at the time, we talked about how the romney campaign didn't have troops on the ground didn't have any really good database. this report says the same thing. the key is and tell me your take on this. 866-55-press. will the party change? will it recognize what went wrong? and will it change? i don't think so. let me give you three quick examples. the report says would havee have to increase our outreach to mine or at this. the day after the the report president obama nominates tom perez for labor secretary and rush limbaugh and says this is as bad as hugo chavez and another because he supports immigration reform. another example, the report says, again, we have to reach out t
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